The author possesses skills in agriculture, the domestic arts and economics. He entered the planet in the beautiful isle of Jamaica during the 60s. He had the privilege of experiencing the garden that his grandmother tended during his youth. He planted sunflowers in order to have seed to feed his pet parrot; raised chickens, off the cuff, with zero experience and little guidance. He repaired cars and construction machinery during his youth and investigated anything object mechanical or electrical. He enjoyed self reliance by virtue of his hands-on skills. This Jamaican missed, entirely, the timeless benefits of the garden to the modern era until the year 2007 when he was introduced to John Seymour's "Self- Sufficient Life and How to Live It." He discovered that the modern era and the high standard of living that is possible, are only participatory as long as there is a possession of this world's goods made possible by the invitation of men and women who have the goods by acquisition through one form or another. He knows the garden can supply one of the primary needs of humankind and is the only source accessible to everyone as dirt is its media.
My wife is cherished and is my blessing.